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School Counseling Information


Welcome to Farragut High School Counseling!
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone: 865-671-7111
Fax: 865-671-7198

The Counseling Office is open daily for students to stop by and talk to their counselor to discuss their academic plan, connect with scholarship and financial aid, address any social/emotional concerns and much more.  Parents and students are welcome to contact their counselor to make an appointment!

Professional school counselors are certified/licensed professionals with a master's degree or higher in school counseling and are uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students. Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program encouraging all students' academic, career and personal/social development and help all students in maximizing student achievement for all students.


Important Announcements and College Visit Schedule!

  • AP scores will be available online for students to see on July 7th. To get your scores, you must sign up for a College Board account at www.apscore.org. AP scores will only be available online, so we encourage you to sign up for an account! 


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    1. The 1st Floor Office and the School Counseling Office in the main building will be open every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and will close promptly at noon, June 7, 2017 - July 19, 2017.

    • Students whose report cards were held for lost textbooks or fees may come to the 1st Floor Office during this time to clear obligations.
    • Questions regarding report card grades will need to be addressed to the SPECIFIC TEACHER when he/she returns in the fall.
    • If you need a transcript, go to the School Counseling office during the Wednesday morning hours with proof of identification ($2 fee for transcripts).

    2. Transcript Request Forms can be found on the Farragut High School website under School Counseling.

    3. New Student Registration:

    New student registration and orientation will take place in the Media Center in the Main Building on May 31, June 14, and July 26 at 9:00 a.m. Bring completed registration packet.   New students must attend to complete registration.

    The last general registration will be held at 9:00 a.m. on July 26, 2017 in the Media Center. No new student will be registered at 8 a.m. on the first day of school, August 7, 2017. There will be a new student registration that Monday afternoon, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

    To enroll a new student, you will need the following:

    1. A copy of student's social security card and birth certificate.
    2. The student's immunization records on an Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate from the Knox County Health Dept. and/or most doctors’ offices.
    3. Proof of Current Physical Exam dated after April 15, 2017.
    4. Copies of school records, if possible (test scores, grades, etc.). These will help to assure proper placement in courses.
    5. A parent/guardian must be present before we can enroll a student.
    6. 2 proofs of residence must also be provided (i.e. bill from utility, final (closed) housing contract, voter registration, etc.).***
    7. Proof of guardianship or custody, if child lives with anyone other than both natural parents.

     ***Students cannot be enrolled for classes until the school has proof of immunizations, residence, and guardianship (if applicable).


    4. Regular School Counseling office hours will begin on July 24, 2017.


        Freshman Day will be Friday, August 4, 2017 8:30 – 11:30 (no lunch served)


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  • Attention all Dual Enrollment students! Please disregard the "hold" on your Pellissippi account regarding scores. Mrs. Bennewitz will be sending transcripts/ACT scores once Fall class rosters have been set!


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  • Reminder to students requesting a Dual Enrollment course for the 2017-2018 school year:

    ALL steps of the Dual Enrollment packet are due on May 1st! A representative from Pellissippi will be here on April 11th and 12th during 3rd and 4th blocks to help any student with completing the steps to Dual Enrollment. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Please see Mrs. Bennewitz with any questions. 


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  • Summer School this summer will be held at Farragut High School from May 25-June 22nd, from 8:30-12:00. All  classes will be offered online, and the cost is $10. Applications are available in the Counseling Office, or can be printed here; all applications MUST be turned in to your grade level counselor! Summer School Application


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  • Driver's Education will be offered at Hardin Valley Academy and Central High School this summer. Students MUST attend one of the following registration locations and dates to sign up!

    Central High School: April 24th and 25th from 4-7 p.m.

    Hardin Valley Academy Registration: April 26th and 27th from 4-7 p.m.

    No Driver's Ed registration will be done at Farragut High School! The cost for Driver's Ed summer school is $150. Enrollment is first come, first serve. 

    Driver's Ed Summer School


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  • Seniors: If you are a male planning on attending UTK in the fall, you can apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship. Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering $5,000 in scholarships under that Balanced Man program. The deadline to apply is June 9th. See Mrs. Bolinger for an application or check on Naviance.


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  • The following colleges will be visiting Farragut in April:
    University of the Cumberlands--April 6th 10:10am
    Aveda Institute--April 13th at 9:30am
    Auburn University--April 20th at 10:00am
    See Mrs. Bolinger to sign up!

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  • The Game Experience is a video game development camp for high school students held at the University of Washington. All of our instructors have worked in Seattle's game studios providing an honest perspective that is invaluable for students' educational paths after high school. We combine development concepts with team projects, a world-class travel experience and private tours of 'AAA' game studios, such as Microsoft Xbox, Valve Studios and PopCap Games. This experience will empower computer science students to explore their passion for video game development while discovering if a career in this industry is right for them! With over $30,000 in scholarships, the Game Experience has never been more more accessible! See https://game.experienceamerica.com/ for more details. 


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    January 17, Tuesday

    FAFSA Blitz day: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sign up in Guidance

    January 18, Wednesday

    SENIOR ASSEMBLY @ 10:15 a.m. Main Auditorium

    April 3, Monday

    Tennessee Promise – Registration at 5:00 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Commons

    April 17 – May 5

    State EOC’s


    April 22, Saturday


    PROM, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., The Reserve at Blue Bird Hill  

    Cost $45.00 per person.   More information coming at a later date.

    May 1 – 12

    AP Exams – See Mrs. Bolinger in the School Counseling Office

    May 1

    Senior Recognition Celebration 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium

    May 5, Friday

    BREAKFAST and MOVIE at the PINNACLE (cost TBD):

    8:00 a.m. Breakfast (No admittance after 8:30)

    9:30 a.m. - noon Movie at the Pinnacle.


    May 11, Thursday


    Senior Exams - Blocks 3 & 4     Students need only be present for the designated exam block


    May 12, Friday


    Senior Exams - Blocks 1 & 2     Students need only be present for the designated exam block


    May 12, Friday

    BACCALAUREATE PRACTICE 1:30 p.m. Attendance is required at practice if student plans to go through Baccalaureate on Sunday. Be at First Baptist Church Concord by 1:15 p.m. Men, please remember to bring CAPS.


    May 14, Sunday


    BACCALAUREATE, 3:00 p.m. First Baptist Church Concord. Students should be there by 2:30 p.m. to get in line.   The procession will start on time with or without you. **DRESS CODE**


    May 15, Monday


    Makeup exams – 8:00 a.m.


    May 19, Friday


    GRADUATION PRACTICE, 12:00 p.m. Seniors should be at Thompson-Boling Arena by 11:30 a.m. Attendance required if going through Graduation.


    May 20, Saturday


    GRADUATION     7:30 p.m. THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA **DRESS CODE**   Seniors should be in line at 7:00 p.m.   The procession will start on time with or without you.


    GRADUATION CELEBRATION 11:30 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. Cool Sports. More information to follow. Students must have a completed, signed liability waiver.

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  • Penn State's Schreyer's Honors College will be hosting an Open House on Friday, April 28th. Students will be able to meet with representatives and faculty from the academic departments, as well as tour the Honors College Housing halls. This program is intended for current juniors who are considering applying to Penn State and the Schreyer's Honors College during their senior year. Registration is free, and you can register at https://www.shc.psu.edu/events/item.cfm?id=3717 . Contact SCH Admissions at scholars@psu.edu or 814-865-2060 with any questions.  

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  • Applications for Volunteer Girls and Boys State are now available in the Counseling Office. Juniors who are school and community leaders are encouraged to apply. The programs run from May 21-May 27, 2017 and May 28-June 3, 2017. Applicants generally must be in the top 30% of the class. See Mrs. Bolinger for more information! 


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  • LCUB Scholarships are available to seniors who are interested in pursuing Computer Science or Engineering as a college major. See Mrs. Bolinger for an application. The deadline to apply is April 28th!


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  • The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship is looking for students who are leaders and volunteers in the community, and demonstrate financial need! Applicants must be seniors with a 2.5-3.2 GPA. Go to www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship to apply. Deadline is March 1, 2017. 


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  • Thursday, February 16th is AP/Honors night at FHS beginning at 6 p.m. in the Commons. At 7:00 p.m., grade level meetings will be held to discuss information about next year's course registration process. 

    Rising 12th grade will be in the CTE building (T406)

    Rising 11th grade will be in the Library

    Rising 10th grade will be in the mini auditorium


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  • The East Tennessee Foundation has multiple scholarships for Knox County students including the Green Scholarship for an FHS Band student. Awards vary from $1,000 to $20,000. Go to the East Tennessee Foundation to apply online. Deadline for all awards is February 15, 2017.


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  • The Barney Thompson Scholarship application is now available. One Farragut senior will receive a $500 scholarship to attend the college of their choice. Go to Knox County Schools Partners in Education or see Mrs. Bolinger for an application. Deadline is March 10th. 


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  • Ned McWherter Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, February 15th. Seniors must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a 29 ACT to apply and plan to attend a public or private Tennessee university. Go to www.tn.gov/collegepays to apply online. 


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  • The Rotary Club of Knoxville will award a four year scholarship of $5,000 a year to a Knox County senior. Anyone can apply and the deadline is March 31st! Go online at www.knoxvillerotary.org or see Mrs. Bolinger for an application. 


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  • Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting an Honors College Open House on Monday, February 20th on MTSU's campus. Registration is now open at www.mtsu.edu/rsvp. Schedule and parking information can be found at www.mtsu.edu/honors. To qualify for MTSU's Honors College, students must have a 3.5 GPA and minimum 25 ACT. 


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  • Registration for the 2016-2017 AP Exams will be done online this year! AP Exams will be given May 1-12, 2017. Registration is now open from February 15-March 10, 2017. Please visit www.aptestservice.com/farragut to register and pay for AP Exams. Students MUST complete a Medical Release form and turn it in to the Counseling Office. Contact Rachel Bast (rachel.bast@knoxschools.org) or Susan Bolinger (susan.bolinger@knoxschools.org) in the Counseling Office at 671-7111 with any questions!  


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  • The transfer window for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Those wishing to apply for a student transfer may do so during the Transfer Window by going to https://transapp.knoxschools.org. The Transfer Window closes on February 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 


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  • The Farragut Rotary Club is assisting in sponsoring Youth Exchange Scholarships available valued at over $24,000. Two programs are available: one for an academic year and a short term family-to-family summer program. Qualified applicants must be at least 15 years old. If you are interested in traveling the world, living in another country, and/or learning a foreign language, this might be for you! Contact Bill Nichols at 567-1119 from the Farragut Rotary Club for more information. 


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  • Visit our Naviance College and Career Website: http://connection.naviance.com/farraguths


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  • There are BIG changes to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this year!! Please visit our Scholarships/Financial Aid page for this important information! 

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  • Seniors:

    Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information and scholarships from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @fhsmessage to (442) 333-4864 to get reminders for upcoming events.


    9th-11th grade:

    Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information, testing and events from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @farragut to (442) 333-4864 to get updated reminders.

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School Counselors

 Susan B
Susan Bolinger 
College and Career Counselor
Ashley Bennewitz
Freshman Counselor, Class of 2020
Andi Tenry
Junior Counselor, Class of 2018
Rachel Bast
Senior Counselor, Class of 2017


 Heidi Foster
Sophomore Counselor, Class of 2019
Susan Davidson
Counseling Department Secretary
Dottie Bauguess
Counseling Department Secretary
Tracy Moore
Student Information System Secretary